Bosch to show schoolchildren engineering is fun

1:34pm Friday 21st February 2014

CHILDREN will be given a lesson in the art of engineering thanks to a roadshow by Worcester Bosch.

The national roadshow will tour secondary schools across the UK but engineers from Bosch will speak to pupils living on the doorstep of the company's Worcester headquarters by visiting Nunnery Wood High School next week.

Bosch organised the tour after its research showed nearly half of 13 to 16 year olds didn't understand what engineers did.

The company believes pupils are not being taught enough about engineering in the classroom.

Carl Arntzen, managing director at Worcester, Bosch Group, said: “Our company been designing and manufacturing boilers in Worcester since 1962 and we’re proud to have firmly established roots in the area.

“Our Which? Award winning Greenstar gas boilers are installed in homes all over the country.

"This wouldn’t have been possible without our highly skilled engineers.

“Unfortunately, not enough young people understand exactly what a career in engineering can offer.

"That is why we’re keen to help the next generation understand the options available to them when they finish school.

"A career in engineering offers so much, but few students are given the opportunity in schools to learn more about what it involves.”

Bosch's research found many believed engineering was very manual and dirty work with nearly a third dismissing it as "boring."

The company hopes its fun and interactive school roadshow will raise awareness of what engineering is and how it is integral to everything we do.

The show includes live demonstrations to illustrate how various technologies work and highlights recent exciting developments such as a leaf blower-powered hovercraft showing the considerable amount of power that can be generated by a cordless battery within a small space.

The roadshow will be at Nunnery Wood High School on Wednesday, February 26.

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